Bonjour tout le monde! Welcome to another round of Expat Escapades! Let me tell you, you're in for a treat... this edition takes you to Ireland, Wales, Germany, Greece, and France. Are you ready? Are you steady? Go!
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Take a beautiful tour of lush County Wicklow, Ireland with Alex (Alex is from Texas but lives in Germany and travels up a storm). She photographed some of my favorite spots in all of Ireland like Glendalough and Johnnie Fox's pub (of course one of my favorite spots is a pub, of course it is). Some of her shots capture perfectly why Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle (hint... because it's green).
For more beautiful, green landscapes, but this time of Wales, click on over to A Compass Rose. Bonnie and her family hiked up Cadair Idris, a mountain in Gwynedd, and met a very photogenic sheep along the way. And if you still haven't gotten enough of the heavenly Welsh views, Belinda posted magnificent photos of The Natural Wonders of Wales.
Now that you should be all Waled out, let's head East, to Germany and see a firework display over the Rhein on We Took The Road Less Traveled. While you're there, stick around and tour a German wine festival with Casey and check out the most delicious looking pretzel ever. Seriously, as if the wine wasn't enough, there are pretzels.
Dear France... your wine festivals are missing pretzels, please remedy this oversight immediately.
Heading even further East to Greece, island hop by ferry with The Traveling Gypsy. Tia will take you to Folegandros, Sikinos, Ios, Paros, Naxos, Syros, and Santorini. I know that I'm lucky to live surrounded by the beauty of Provence and The Luberon, but my heavens, Greece is straight up dazzling.
Since I don't want to make France too jealous after loving up on all of these other countries, we're coming back to my home with a tour of Saint Paul de Vence. Fox in Paris did her best to blend in with the locals at this popular tourist spot in the South of France. Luckily she wasn't too shy to whip out the camera every now and then.
Moving even closer to The LPV, my friend Heather captured the golden hues of Aix-en-Provence. Seeing one of my favorite cities through Heather's lens, is discovering it in a whole new way.
And finally onto Le Petit Village itself... Martine attended Brazil Day this year and lived to tell the tale. Visit her blog to see what she has to say about it, and then stick around here, because next up, Brazil Day Part 1. (Oh yeah, this year Brazil Day requires two posts. Fasten your seat belts kids...)